John A. Dix - Civil War General - 1862 Signed Letter AUTO DJRCOA
- John A. Dix (1798 – 1879) Secretary of the Treasury, Governor of New York and Union major general during the Civil War. He was notable for arresting the pro-Southern Maryland legislature, preventing that divided border state from seceding, and for arranging a system for prisoner exchange via the Dix-Hill cartel, concluded in partnership with Confederate Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill.
- A war dated autograph letter (24 Sep. 1862) signed by John A. Dix, Major General, from Fort Monroe to Thomas Lord of New York. The letter discusses assigning Lord's son to Dix's staff and reads: "I telegraphed you several weeks ago with a view to ascertain where your son is. Please advise me. I will, if you are still desirous of it, give him a place on my staff with the rank of Capt.".
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